Waggytail Rescue is a NYC based animal rescue charity dedicated to the rehabilitation and rehoming of small breed dogs.
We focus on finding permanent placement for animals in urgent circumstances, saving dogs from imminent euthanasia at over-crowded local shelters, West Coast and South East kill shelters.
Founded in 2004, Waggytail Rescue is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has rescued over 5000 abandoned dogs and even a few cats and kittens! Through the tireless work of our many volunteers and amazing fosters, we are committed to continuing to find forever homes for New York's littlest strays.
STEP 1: Apply!
Download and complete an ADOPTION APPLICATION from www.waggytailrescue.org/adopt-a-waggytail
E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. COMPLETE applications will be reviewed by our core volunteers, and if approved we will put you in contact with the animal's foster who will answer any questions you may have.
STEP 2: The Meet and Greet!
We strongly suggest the ALL members of the household come to the meet and greet. This is the time to determine whether a dog's personality is match for you, your family and your other animals, and if you have allergies. If everything goes well you may adopt the same day, or take a day or two to decide, but we cannot indefinitely hold dogs in foster care for you.
STEP 3: Contract and Donation!
Fill out and sign two copies of the TRANSFER AGREEMENT (pdf), this is NOT the same as the adoption application!!
Email a digital copy to email@example.com.
Mail one hard copy to us (address on contract). The second copy is your proof of adoption.
The DONATION FEE may be paid by Venmo (@WaggytailRescue) or Paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org, add $15 processing fee). Please put the name of the dog in the memo section! Electronic payment is preferred!
You may also pay by check (payable to Waggytail Rescue), however processing of adoptions may be delayed by up to 2 weeks.
If your new buddy is not yet neutered, a $100 refundable deposit must be paid at adoption.
Dog Donation Fees
(includes microchip registration, age appropriate vaccines, and neuter)
$500 for puppies under 1 year
$400 for dogs 1 to 8 years
$300 for seniors over 9 years of age
Bonded Pairs (dogs that can only be adopted together)
$450 for Adults
$350 for Seniors
Please add an additional $15 when paying by PayPal to cover processing fees.
Add $100 neuter deposit for unfixed animals.